HIDDEN CYCLONE has developed into a useful chaser but had won five of his six starts over hurdles before that. Back over the smaller obstacles today, he gets the vote ahead of Captain Arceus. The latter went close to following up his win at Fairyhouse when second at Bellewstown last month. Rattan is another with claims at the weights but is hard to predict nowadays and Now This Is It makes more appeal after a close-up third at Killarney. Pyrus Gold Wind won easily over track and trip last time but in soft ground.
Captain Arceus (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 2nd 3 out, ridden before next, stayed on to lead after 2 out, strongly pressed from last, headed close home, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Giant's Quest (11-2) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hcp hdl gd in Aug.
Mister Benedictine 16-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and no extra after 4 out, weakened, 11th of 14, well behind Giant's Quest (11-2) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hcp hdl gd in Aug.
Rattan (USA) 3-1fav (11-12) Soon chased leaders, 6th approaching 3 out, soon no impression, pulled up before last, in a race won by Datokepe (11-9) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f beg chs sft in May, 14 ran.
Pyrus Gold Wind (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Tracked leader and led after 2nd, quickly sent clear after 2 out and in command in straight, easily, won at Galway 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft in Jul beating Wontbelongnow (10-6) by 12l, 19 ran.
Hidden Cyclone (IRE) 7-2 (11-10) Led, headed 4 out, slight mistake next, ridden after last, no impression winner entering straight, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Rathlin (11-10) at Galway 2m 6f chs gd in Jul.
Luska Lad (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Soon disputed lead, 2nd approaching 3rd, lost place and no extra from after 3 out, 6th of 7, 25l behind Rebel Fitz (11-7) at Tipperary 2m hdl Grd 3 (1) hvy in Jul '12.
Now This Is It (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, 3rd 4 out, soon ridden, 4th 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind The Boat People (10-1) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl gd in Aug.
All Or Now (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Rear of mid-division and never a factor, no threat from 3 out and kept on one pace in straight, 9th of 15, 38l behind Green Thirty Two (10-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 gf in Aug.